Having been pegged a “hopeless romantic” in her latest series with Yang Yang (楊洋) in Fireworks of My Heart <我的人間煙火>, actress Wang Churan (王楚然) was caught in a whirlwind of criticism surrounding her character. In fact, this led to many netizens calling her to quit her new series, Joy of Life 2 <慶餘年2>.
The season finale for Fireworks of My Heart recently aired and it was met with much disappointment from viewers who called Wang Churan’s character senseless. In the drama, Wang Churan portrayed an adopted daughter of a wealthy family who grew up to be a doctor. Instead of being grateful for her adoptive family’s support, she prioritized her love for Yang Yang’s character above everything else. Her controversial behavior included stealing a surgery knife and sleeping pills despite being a doctor.
While Wang Churan had no control over how her character was written in Fireworks of My Heart, viewers boycotted the products she endorsed which pressured sponsorships to end their contracts with the actress.
Besides her senseless character, Wang Churan was romantically linked with Yang Yang in real life. She was also rumored to be on bad terms with Li Qian (李沁), her Joy of Life 2 co-star and coincidentally Yang Yang’s ex-girlfriend.
Netizens also began flooding social media asking for producers to remove Wang Churan from the second season of Joy of Life. Although the producers have not responded, there may be a possibility of a casting shuffle to avoid netizens’ uproar over Wang Churan’s involvement in Joy of Life 2.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.